Gender and Family Violence

Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre

Our research addresses the prevention of gendered family and intimate partner violence, the ways in which local, national and international patterns influence social and criminal justice responses to violence, and how women and those who have experienced family violence can be supported to access economic and social security.

Research projects

Our current research projects are focused on adolescent family violence, Victorian Royal Commission recommendations, and prevention of intimate partner homicide.

Research briefs

Critical family violence information is available from our two page briefs on family violence prevention including: Understanding Intimate Terrorism, Access to Justice for Women with Disability and Understanding Adolescent Violence.

Research outputs

Explore our key outputs including: parliamentary submissions, journal articles, books, research reports, media contributions and theses.

Community engagement

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Contact us

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Monash GFVP Centre’s activities and 16 Days of Activism: 25 November-10 December

16 Days of Activism is a global campaign to encourage and highlight important activism to eliminate violence against women and girls. Kicking off on Sunday 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) and running until Monday 10 December (Human Rights Day), the campaign draws attention to gender-based violence and important actions…

Professor Julia Tolmie (University of Auckland), will be delivering this seminar on the case of R v Liyanage while in Australia as a Visiting Fellow with the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre. When: 12-1pm, Tuesday 27 November 2018 Where: N502, Menzies Building, 20 Chancellors Walk, Monash University Clayton Campus RSVP: by Monday 26 November, to kate.thomas@monash.edu Professor Julia Tolmie…

Award for best PhD presentation at Monash’s SPS Graduate Research Symposium: Jess Burley

Congratulations to Jessica Burley who was awarded a ‘Best PhD presentation' at Monash's Social and Political Sciences Graduate Research Symposium on 24 October 2018.  Jess presented on her PhD research into evaluating what works in men's behaviour change programs, which were identified by the Royal Commission into Family Violence as crucial in family violence prevention.  Jess is a recipient…

Official Launch of Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre

Missed our Centre launch on 4 October? You can now watch a recording on our Community Engagement page. On 4 October 2018, the Hon. Marcia Neave AO, Commissioner of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence and former Justice of the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal launched the Centre and spoke about the challenges and…

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